Test Your Suicide Prevention Knowledge
It isn’t easy to talk about suicide and clear away the misinformation from the facts. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of suicide and how it can be prevented. Remember: The more you know, the better equipped you will be to support someone who may be thinking about suicide. Brought to you by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.
More women die by suicide than men.
Teenage girls are at highest risk of suicide.
The most common means of suicide is:
Most gun deaths in the US are suicides, not murders.
Which factors protect an individual from attempting suicide?
Access to medication and/or counseling
Connection to other people
Good problem-solving and coping skills
All of the above
Which factors increase an individual’s risk of suicide?
Past suicide attempt
Acting more reckless, impulsive, angry, hostile, or irresponsible than usual
Loss of a relationship, job, or school placement
Getting in trouble with law enforcement
Embarrassment or humiliation with peers
Death of a loved one, especially by suicide
All of the above
A young person who attempts suicide will always be suicidal.
People who attempt suicide or die by suicide never give their friends or loved ones any clues before they make the attempt.
Some people who are considering suicide will talk about it.
It is wrong to directly ask someone if they are considering suicide. That will just encourage them to do it.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255.
Do you want to learn more about suicide prevention?
Yes, email me when you have trainings on suicide prevention and other issues.
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